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Friday, 7 August 2015

$2.1m seized cash: Ex-NHIS boss appears before EFCC

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Olufemi Thomas has voluntarily submitted himself to EFCC, to clear the air on the $2.1million cash seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja- Lagos.

One Mr. Ibiteye Bamidele (pictured above), a bureau de change operator who was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of the $2.1m cash suspected to be laundered,  had implicated the ex-NHIS boss.


The suspect was however declared wanted by the EFCC on Thursday on the suspicion that he had absconded to evade justice.

But Thomas, a former Commissioner for Health in Ekiti State voluntarily submitted himself for interrogation on Friday at EFCC Headquarters in Abuja but denied that he was planning to run away because he did not get any invitation from the anti-graft agency.


Dressed in a white brocade, Dr. Thomas who arrived the EFCC around 10: am was drilled by the commission's operative to ascertain his level of complicity.

He was released at about 2:pm. However, the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren could not be reached as at press time to confirm the interrogation.

His media aide, Mr. Sola Adeyemi had in a statement described his boss as a thoroughbred professional and dutiful public servant who would not stand in the face of the law.

The statement reads in part,"Dr. Femi Thomas is a law-abiding public individual that has treatable addresses in Lagos and Ekiti. He is a man that I work with and I know him for his words and actions. As I speak, we are yet to receive any formal invitation from any quarter on the allegation.

"For the avoidance of doubt, my boss is not on the run, he is in Nigeria, he is available and ready to present himself to the EFCC as soon as he is invited."

35 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmmm

christie benjamin said...

Good citizen of his country....they shud interrogate him thoroughly....

Edem Christabel said...

Hmmm! God abeg o! All dis huge amount wey i dey hear dey dis our country? Chia I must join politics o

Charles White said...

Mugu.... who boards a flight with such a huge amount in forex

igwe Adaobi said...

Noted.
Waiting for the outcome of the meeting.

AC£S said...

Anonymous said...

Thought they said it was fake dollar bills

Good one efcc

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Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian! Abeg o, make dem shine eyes when looking into this matter. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian! Abeg o, make dem shine eyes when looking into this matter. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Thought they said it was fake dollar bills

Good one efcc

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Anonymous said...

Thought they said it was fake dollar bills

Good one efcc

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Anonymous said...

Okokobioko!

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Imagine the huge sum! That money can change the lives of many Nigerians. Can this country ever be rid of corruption and corrupt men?







#TeamBlessed#

Benny Oly said...

Onye ochi .ego ndi mmadu ibu agbapu

Beautyyyrella said...

Where all this money dey go after seizing? That's what i'm interested in

freeborn zina said...

It Is only fools that we believe buhari and this shameless efcc.










#sad indeed

Anonymous said...

some weeks ago same picture with a whole different story about the money being fake....hmmmm

Mihearty said...

The way these people mention money is very alarming. Corruption has eaten deep into them

Stanley Akachukwu said...

I hope this is not true.

Anonymous said...

Would you look at that? He's YORUBA -__-

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Dey shd drill him vry well

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hiss! Forget dis! All dis r just for cover face...

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

All dis r mere waste of time bcos of political affiliations to APC, dis case is as good as dead. They r only after their political's enemies using EFCC and co.

Henry Eze said...

All the names seem to be from a particular tribe......I know other tribes commit similar and worst crimes but that's wit caught my attention Henry Eze

Anonymous said...

All the names seem to be from a particular tribe......I know other tribes commit similar and worst crimes but that's wit caught my attention Henry Eze

Darrel tom said...

See him dirty Yoruba Face... GET INSIDE THE CELL ALREADY

Darrel tom said...

Still don't like u a bit... . U kinda irritate me

Anonymous said...

Treatable or traceable addresses? Nawa for this turanchi. Time to hire a proof reader.

ary said...

God dammit! 2.1 million dollars!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing go come out this shit as long as a Bigman is involved. We already know whatsup bcos after all this noise d whole thing go just suddenly die down after d Bigman pay d EFCC oga on top

Anonymous said...

Sometimes i how these people gets their cash.

Adefila Omotayo said...

The stupid thing is EFCC never seem to win any case, in few days now, the news heading will be "EFCC declared Dr Olufemi innocent after thorough investigation" just like fashanu

Anonymous said...

Hmm a public servant in possession of more than 400,000,000 naira. He should be jailed without no option of fine

Samuel James said...

If its stolen money then it would be put back to where it was stolen from or it would be put into the country's treasury. That's after the court proceedings must have ended

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

Like seriously this is just too small compared to the stolen funds yet to be revealed. He should be jailed.

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